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Poster: Old_NJ_Head_Zimmer Date: Nov 18, 2005 6:12am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Grateful Dead: Donna & Keith - What about Mickey??

Never hear anyone mention that Keith played with only one drummer for the greatest part of his career with the band. (71 - 74) It would be interesting to know how the REaddition of Mickey after the hiatus affected Keith's feel and input. We'll never know since he took those thoughts to his grave.

Now, I am not alone in the feeling that this period especially 72-74 is what I consider the greatest music ever made by the dead. So, how can anyone ever complain about his playing during that timeframe?

The real question, I believe is why the band could no longer swing, explore and turn corners so smoothly and sometimes quickly after the readdition of Mickey and the return to the two drummer format. Billy is without a doubt the most under appreciated member of the Dead!!!! That comes from a Jerry / Phil freak.

Nough said about Donna, she was only a backup singer. Like eveyone already said, sometimes good, sometimes not.

What are your opinions about Mickey's changing the course of the "Renaissance" ???????????????